It’s already been a month since my trip to Portugal, and I’m finally sharing some outfits and pictures from this beautiful country. I got a little overwhelmed starting to write this post. There is so much I want to share but at the same time, I also just want to leave you to enjoy the pictures without too much noise.
If you follow me on Instagram or you read some of my posts leading up to this short vacation, you know that this was a last minute trip. I kind of love those the most. There isn’t too much planning, too much worrying, too much excitement that doesn’t let you sleep at night, and so on. I also have such a case of FOMO when I travel, that I end up exhausting myself and those with me, trying to make it to every stop on my to-visit list. I have been learning over the years to take it easy and not visit every single must-see location. Sometimes the beauty of travel is just being there and soaking up the energy of the city and the country.
This is exactly what I did this time around. I didn’t look up any sights ahead of time. I didn’t consult any traveler guide or blog. I just decided to go and see where the journey takes me. With that in mind, I also decided to pack really lightly and mix and match my pieces. I ended up bringing a pair of jeans that I travelled in, pair of Coulotte pants I am wearing in this post, three blouses, leather jacket, a dress and 4 pairs of shoes. This is where I over packed. Shoes are always my weak spot. I did wear them all, but I could have just as easily gone without my ankle strap stiletto sandals. The streets of Lisbon or other towns we visited, were not built with intention of wearing stilettos hehehe.
This is the outfit I wore first night in Lisbon. Colottes and top are both from Zara. I wore these block heel velvet sandals from Forever 21 because I realized very quickly that my stilettos would not cut it. And going out in flats has never been my thing. The sandals were sturdy enough but another little problem I encountered with those beautiful cobble streets were worn out, fairly slippery stones. But this is in no way a complaint! I would take those streets over regular asphalt any time. They are just beautiful.
Our apartment was in a perfect location, just north of Praça do Comércio and just east of the Castle. Our first night there, we walked around and enjoyed a beautiful almost summer like weather and atmosphere. Every corner of Lisbon is just gorgeous. We wanted to have dinner but wanted to avoid touristy places. We walked little further away from the crowds and found a small little joint with amazing food. I would love to share the name but I didn’t write it down anywhere and lost their business card. The food was amazing and I especially enjoyed the octopus salad. This was a start of a seven day binge eating spree for me and beginning of my newly found food FOMO.
More outfits and posts will follow soon.